US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to visit Ireland next week

30 Nov 2012

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to discuss the trilateral US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership and economic opportunities for Northern Ireland during her trip to Ireland next week.

The White House has confirmed Clinton will travel to Belfast on 7 December to meet officials and discuss investment opportunities, as well as the peace process.

Also on Clinton’s agenda is a meeting of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and an event hosted by The Ireland Funds.

The Ireland Funds is a global fundraising network supporting programmes of peace and reconciliation, arts and culture, education and community development throughout Ireland, the organisation states on its website.

Clinton is also scheduled deliver a speech in Dublin, on US achievements in support of human rights around the world.

Clinton’s visit to Ireland encompasses a four-day trip that will also include stops in Belgium and the Czech Republic.

Hillary Clinton photo via Frontpage/

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic